If you thought your neighbors were noisy, imagine living next to an engine-powered crypto-mining plant

Elk County, Pennsylvania residents have been complaining about a loud, obnoxious hum coming from an abandoned natural gas well pad that’s been converted into a crypto mining plant.

Why is it so noisy? Well, the process these crypto miners are using is called ‘wellhead mining’, where the facility is powered by an engine directly connected to an oil or gas well. Essentially it’s using fossil fuels from an abandoned gas well to power the facility instead of plugging into a power grid. As you imagine, these machines are big and very loud, so loud, in fact, that the noise pollution can be heard in multiple surrounding townships.

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